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Link: • Franciscus Ernst Brückmann to Carl Linnaeus, 10 March 1747 n.s.
Dated 10 Mart: 1747. Sent from Wolfenbüttel (Germany) to (). Written in Latin.

Vir excellentissime!

Literas meas plus una vice ad Te datas quin recte acceperis, nullus dubito, et responsorias Tuas, nunquam non mihi exoptatissimas anxius exspecto. Hocce temporis puncto Vir quidam, Duci nostro a servitiis metallicis, me convenit, dicitque, se iter in Sveciam meditari. Hac occasione transmitto novam, quam ad manus habeo, diss[ertationem] de Simarouba[1] ; alia vice alia litteraria, semina ac fossilia ad Te curabo. Desideratas Dissertationes Dom[ini] HeisteriHeister, Lorenz (1683-1758).
German. Anatomist and surgeon,
considered the father of German surgery.
Professor of anatomy and surgery in
1720, of theoretical medicine and botany
at Helmstädt in 1730. He rejected
Linnaeus’s sexual system. Correspondent
of Linnaeus.
, ad regnum vegetabile pertinentes, ad Te jam ante duos curavi annos et quidem per Lubecam. Exhilara me proxime responsione Tua suavissima et per amicum hunc si lubet placetque, fossilibus, mineralibus petrifactis, testaceis etc. regnorum Borealium.

Vale et fave porro,
Vir excellentissime,
Tibi omni studio

Brückmanno D[omino]

D[ir] 10 Mart[ii] 1747.


Franciscus Ernst Brückmann is still anxiously waiting for an answer from Linnaeus to his letters. Brückmann has met a metallurgist, in the service of the Duke of Braunschweig and Wolffenbüttel, who said he intended to go to Sweden. Brückmann will send the new dissertation An inveteratis alvi fluxibus Simarouba to Linnaeus. Later he will send more books, seeds and fossils. Two years ago, he gave him Lorenz Heister’s dissertations, which covers the vegetable kingdom. Now he is waiting for an answer, and he asks Linnaeus to send fossils and minerals from the northern parts with this friend.


a. original holograph (LS, II, 229). [1] [2]


1. Bref och skrifvelser (1916), vol. II:1, p. 371   p.371.


Franciscus Ernst Brückmann refers presumably to a dissertation by Antoine de Jussieu, An inveteratis alvi fluxibus SimaroubaJussieu, Antoine de
Quæstio medica. An inveteratis
alvi fluxibus Simarouba?
, resp. A.N.
Guenault ([Paris] 1730).